NEW YORK — Mark Reynolds heard all about the dimensions at Citi Field from fellow third basemen David Wright of the Mets and Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals. Reynolds' brother, Kyle, even wished him luck before the trip to the Big Apple.
It turns out New York's spacious new ballpark was no match for Arizona's surging slugger.
Reynolds, a Pikeville native, hit two more home runs at Citi Field on his 26th birthday, powering Dan Haren and the Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the scuffling Mets on Monday night.
"There's not a park in the big leagues that can hold him when he gets a hold of one," Arizona Manager A.J. Hinch said.
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Reynolds and Miguel Montero capped the Diamondbacks' three-run first with only the second set of back-to-back homers at New York's plush new field. Reynolds added a 420-foot, two-run shot off Nelson Figueroa in the second.
Gerardo Parra had three hits and drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who nearly blew a six-run lead. Haren (11-6) allowed five runs and eight hits over seven innings, and is 7-2 with a 2.44 ERA in his last 10 starts.
"It didn't go quite as planned for me but got the runs early and just barely got it to hold up," Haren said.
Arizona won three of four in the series behind Reynolds, who put up impressive numbers despite resting during Sunday's 5-2 victory. The slugger went 5-for-12 with four homers and five RBI against New York.
"It is a big park but I just happened to hit four of the longest ones I've ever hit here," he said.
Reynolds has seven long balls in his last seven games to give him 32 on the year and is batting .387 (24-for-62) with eight homers since the All-Star break. He is tied with Wright with four homers at Citi Field this season.
"Yeah, I'm going to text him that in a little bit," Reynolds said with a grin.